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Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling: Critical and Integrative Perspectives takes a comprehensive approach to culture as it relates to psychological practice. By viewing psychotherapy and counseling as science-based cultural enterprises, this book expands the understanding of culture in terms of the politics of identity, symbolic and practice meanings, moral ontology, and global realities. Editor Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand brings together a diverse group of authors to present different accounts and case examples of their work as practitioners to illustrate the integration of the personal with the professional. A variety of theoretical and clinical issues are discussed, including psychological trauma, depression, chronic illness, and other problems presented by clients for whom a culturally informed practice is essential.

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Offers a comprehensive framework for the integration of psychotherapy and counseling ...

Culture and the Field of Psychotherapy and Counseling
Culture and the field of psychotherapy and counseling
Lisa TsoiHoshmand

In this chapter, I review culture-centered views of psychotherapy and counseling, exploring the implications of a cultural view of psychological practice. I discuss issues in the field, in particular the two topics of psychotherapy integration and evidence-based practice. In addition to considering a broadly conceived cultural perspective as a meta-level understanding about psychological practice, developmental integration at the personal level is emphasized, to be illustrated by the chapters that follow. I suggest how students and practitioners in training can reflect on their own integrative understanding of psychotherapy and counseling. Further thoughts are given to the dual nature of psychotherapy as a science-based cultural enterprise. I propose that a metalevel ...

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